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#1 of 6 Old 10-18-2002, 10:10 PM - Thead Starter
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My Mom's Club is having a Halloween party on the 29th. There will be kids (ages birth and up..mostly toddler/preschool) as well as mom's there. I have to bring a side dish for the pot luck. I don't really know what to bring???? I could really use some cheap, easy suggestions!
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Here's what I can think of: jello, coleslaw, apple crisp, baked beans, pasta salad. I'm trying to think of things that you find under side dishes on restaurant menus. I hope these suggestions help. If I think of anything else, I'll post it.
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I make this really easy pasta salad dish for events like that.

It's basically, pasta, ranch dressing, shredded parmesan/mozarella and bacon bits. I use something like pasta twists or shells to make it look fancier. Truthfully, there's no real recipe for it -- just throw in a little garlic powder and season salt to taste.

The kids usually love it (except Jessi that doesn't like anything. LOL)
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Here is what i usually take to things like that
Baked Macaroni
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. flour
1-1/2 c. milk
1-1/2 c. sour cream
1 t. salt
1/2 T. pepper
10 oz. bar mild Cheddar cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cook macaroni in salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Pour into a 3-qt. casserole
In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour. Gradually stir in milk and sour cream. Add salt and pepper.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce bubbles and thickens.
Reserve 1 c. grated cheese for the top of the casserole. Toss macaroni with remaining cheese.
Pour sauce over macaroni and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle with reserved cheese.
Bake for 1 hour, or until bubbly and brown.

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Ok you all are thinking along the same lines I was. I was not sure if a salad or pasta would count. WHEW! Makes it a lot easier!
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you can always do jello with fruit in it (you can used canned fruit quite easily)
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